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Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

Oreo Mini Delivery Thinks Small

oreo-mini-wonderfilled Aug 13, 2014 - Oreo’s Mini Delivery campaign, in which 500 personalized parcels a day are up for grabs for two weeks, highlights the concept of scarcity as a marketing tool and should generate a small number of highly qualified consumer recipients, experts say. Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

Touchable Crystal Light Posters Play Music at Miranda Lambert Concerts

crystal-light Aug 6, 2014 - The surprise-and-delight effort gives fans a new way to interact with Lambert’s music and a new way for the brand to engage with women ages 18 to 44. Comments

Champs Speaks to High School Athletes in 15-Second Instagram Snippets

adicolortv Aug 4, 2014 - The TV-esque series "AdicolorTV" enables Adidas and Champs to tell a longer story than they could otherwise and it could also be the first series of its kind on Instagram. Comments

How to Make Funny Videos Without Becoming the Laughing Stock of the Internet

shutterstock-161305277 Jul 31, 2014 - Humor is a potentially powerful weapon in a brand’s arsenal, but they must be savvy when they wield it in video form. That means in part creating relatable content that isn't too long and tells a brand’s story. Comments

Tweet-a-Coke Seeks to Engage Movie-Going Teens

tweet-a-coke Jul 30, 2014 - The soft drink giant has partnered with Regal Cinemas in its Tweet-a-Coke program, which attempts to follow Starbucks' lead, as well as to talk to teens in a new way. Comments

Cross-Channel Sales to Grow, Spurred by In-Store Mobile Research

in-store-shopping Jul 30, 2014 - Growth in cross-channel sales means it’s important for retailers to cater to consumers’ in-store behavior, so as not to alienate an increasingly mobile-savvy base. Comments

Verizon Smart Rewards Is a Sign of Things to Come

shutterstock-75943606 Jul 29, 2014 - Programs like Verizon Smart Rewards demonstrate that consumers are warming up to the idea of sharing data about themselves, as long as there is a benefit such as coupons or offers. Comments

Don’t Hold Your Breath Just Yet for Snapchat Monetization

snapchat-geofilters Jul 25, 2014 - The popular platform has new and rumored features, but marketers say it needs to roll out more tracking capabilities before it can legitimately claim a seat at the social network ad table. Comments

Target’s "In a Snap" App Makes Catalogs, Ads Shoppable

in-a-snap-shop-this-ad-target Jul 23, 2014 - In an effort to drive further engagement, the new iOS app from the retail giant allows mobile shoppers to purchase products directly from select catalog pages. Comments

Emirates Airline Asks Social Shutterbugs to Say #HelloChicago

hellochicago-landing Jul 21, 2014 - The brand's new photo-sharing initiative celebrates Chicago as its ninth U.S. destination. And, after the first day, hundreds of submissions had been received, according to an agency rep. Comments

What Can Brands Do to Capitalize on Real-Time Moments in Live TV?

howard Jul 17, 2014 - Google says Nike struck gold during the World Cup with its Phenomenal Shot app thanks in part to a new real-time ad tool, but what other options do brands and marketers have? Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping... Comments

Banana Boat Videos Target "Regular" Guys at the Gym and Baseball Games

banana-boat-men-hed-2014 Jul 14, 2014 - The humorous "Defy the Sun" series is tied to the brand’s Triple Defense for Men sunscreen and has so far also racked up a combined 4.1 million views on YouTube. Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

Brands on Yo: Cheap Move for Press or Legit Marketing Maneuver?

yo Jul 10, 2014 - While brands begin to try out the single-tap communication app for themselves, experts remain pessimistic about its potential as a marketing tool. Comments

AutoTrader.com Helps Influencers Find Cars

laina12 Jul 7, 2014 - The campaign, which includes the Internet's Overly Attached Girlfriend and a technology vlogger, underscores the importance of choosing relevant partners and supporting influencer-based activations, insiders say. Comments

Denny’s and Atari Appeal to Gen X With Mobile Games

denny-s-atari Jul 3, 2014 - By reviving three Atari games, Denny’s has become the latest brand to tap into collective nostalgia, which experts say can be a powerful motivator, but must be used strategically. Comments

Lincoln Takes Young Car Buyers on an Interactive Dream Ride

2015lincolnmkc-04-hr Jun 30, 2014 - The interactive video campaign will also include content from influencers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Comments

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